”Eating well” – so much is implied in these two words!
We all know that good nutrition is important, yet sometimes we make choices that do not reflect our best intentions and desires. There is a growing understanding that how we eat – not just what we eat – has a great impact on our wellbeing.
Our human bodies are truly amazing. But we only get one chance with the present body, so why not make the most of it? We can build amazing physiques and vibrant health by learning to tune in to the subtle currents within the body and by coming from the heart when cooking or eating.
So what makes “good food” good for us? Is it the amount of calories, proteins and vitamins in it? Is the texture, taste and smell, or how the food makes you feel in the moment? Is it the food’s caloric energy that’s important, or the frequency and vibrational quality of the food?
The answer is all of the above, because we exist on multiple levels – emotional, chemical and purely energetic, and everything we put into our body affects us in multiple ways. In today’s quantum age, thinking in terms of vibration and frequency provides greater insight than the simply chemical model.
The way in which food is cultivated, prepared and eaten affects our own energy field. Not only do the particles in the food become part of us – so do the subtle energies. Fresh and raw organically grown fruits and vegetables oscillate at different frequencies than fruits grown on commercial farms. A cookie baked with a grandmother’s love can be more nourishing than something made at a “healthy restaurant” with unhappy workers.
Feed the Heart – not just the stomach
Feeding the heart – not just the stomach – is what we should look for when creating health in our lives. Approaching food with a loving attitude and brining the spirit of compassion to the dinner table allows us to absorb more life energy from the physical and non-physical aspects of food.
So how do we increase our awareness of the body’s needs? Cultivating love and compassion towards the body, eating higher vibration foods and being conscious of your physical and emotional state during food preparation and eating will allow you to “tune in” in order to eat and live more intuitively.
Cultivating body intuition
Start by adding more raw fruits and vegetables to your diet. Such foods usually have greater life force and provide the body with more living water, nutrients and enzymes than cooked foods do.
Pay attention to your surroundings and emotional state when preparing and eating food. If you notice that you are eating out of habit or politeness or that you are eating to fill an emotional void –take a moment to reflect and feel what your body really needs. You’ll be amazed how much you can learn simply by eating more consciously!
Avoid “tuning out” when you eat. Focus entirely on the food – as the famous Zen saying goes, “When I eat, I eat; when I sleep, I sleep.” Don’t distract yourself with TV, phone conversations or reading. Avoid eating when upset or in the presence of highly negative or angry people.
Being present in a state of love and gratitude allows us to receive more energy from the food on multiple levels. This consideration is the origin of the tradition of praying and giving thanks before taking a meal. The positive energy of prayer charges the food with beneficial life force. Kirilian and GDV (Gas Discharge Visualization) camera photography confirm that food that has been blessed has a brighter aura and thus carries more life energy.
The right approach to food
Human beings are the only animals that need to be told what to eat. However, becoming too attached to ideas about eating can limit one’s ability to get the maximum benefits. I have met many raw food “yogis” who eat diligently but look unhealthy and unhappy. When I hear their rigid positionalities and attitudes of superiority and righteousness, I can see that these have a negative effect on the otherwise high-vibration food they consume.
It is of outmost importance that we take the right approach to food. If we are to build a better, healthier society, we need to cultivate love towards ourselves and those around us. And where better to start than by showing love to our own bodies? By and by we’ll project more love and compassion onto the rest of the world, too.
As you start making better eating choices, you’ll increase your own conscious vibration, feel lighter and will become a better reflection of your true Self, shining your inner light upon the world!